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Microwaved Chicken Kiev

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

I fix these microwave-easy chicken breasts all the time and love the taste. —Dorothy LaCombe, Hamburg, New York
Microwaved Chicken Kiev Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/3 cup cornflake crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  1. In a small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons butter, chives, garlic powder and pepper; shape into four cubes. Cover and freeze until firm, about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, flatten chicken breast halves to 1/4-in. thickness. Place a butter cube in the center of each. Fold long sides over butter; fold ends up and secure with a toothpick.
  3. In a shallow bowl, combine the cornflakes, cheese, parsley and paprika. Melt remaining butter. Dip chicken into butter; coat evenly with cornflake mixture. Place seam side down in a microwave-safe dish.
  4. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 5-6 minutes or until chicken juices run clear and a thermometer reads 170°. Remove toothpicks. Drizzle chicken with pan drippings if desired.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutrition Facts

1 filled chicken breast half: 328 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 132mg cholesterol, 226mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 35g protein.

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  • spoiledbasher
    May 28, 2014

    OMG! This recipe was absolutely amazing. It cooked perfectly. I loved that it was a microwaveable recipe, because it's perfect for warm days. My hubby loves kiev, and I hate the freezer pre-made ones. I grow chives, and this was a good use of them. The crust was surprisingly crispy, which I didn't expect. I already have made this twice, and can't wait to make it for guests! LOVE LOVE LOVE.

  • jenniemsrich
    Mar 16, 2012

    I always have a difficult time getting the butter sauce to stay inside the chicken whenever I make Chicken Kiev. It always leaks out, eventhough I fold the sides in! I baked it in the oven instead as I'm not big on how microwaves cook. I will try it again!

  • MichMajor
    Jan 29, 2012

    The recipe is good but something about cooking meat in the microwave doesn't sound appealing so I baked it.

  • whatdo you want
    Jan 21, 2012

    I made it for the first time and loved it. I will make it again.Darlene Hofer

  • beckie76
    Jan 11, 2012

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